Beet, Dried Cherry, and Red Wine Risotto Recipe

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Submitted by burtofur

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from Clive Tring's "Risotto"

Recipe Ingredients for Beet, Dried Cherry, and Red Wine Risotto

5 cups vegetable broth
1 3/8 cups dried cranberries
1 cup red wine
3 tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 5/8 cups risotto rice
4 beets, cooked fresh and diced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Beet, Dried Cherry, and Red Wine Risotto

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a pan, then reduce the heat and keep simmering gently over low heat while you are cooking the risotto.

  2. Place the cherries in a pain with the wine and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly reduced. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until just starting to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat, add the rice, and mix to coat in oil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until the grains are translucent.

  4. Gradually add the hot stock, a ladleful at a time. Stir constantly and add more liquid as the rice absorbs each addition. Increase the heat to medium so that the liquid bubbles. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is creamy.

  5. Halfway through the risotto cooking time, remove the cherries from the wine with a slotted spoon and add to the risotto with the beet and half the wine. Continue adding the stock and the remaining wine. Stir in the parsley, chives, and season if necessary.

  6. Serve with Parmesan (or Feta) cheese to taste. This is incredible food.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 418.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
359
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
699mg
29%
Potassium
555mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
54.0g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
8.3g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 5% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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